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April 5, 2013

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1. US ECONOMY ADDS FEWEST JOBS IN NINE MONTHS

The Labor Department says U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring.

2. TROUBLE AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT

Nuclear regulators in Japan say the cooling system at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has failed for the second time in a month, but there is no immediate danger.

3. DOZENS KILLED IN INDIA BUILDING COLLAPSE

Rescuers continue to dig through the rubble of an illegally constructed building in Mumbai's suburbs after more than 40 people died when the structure collapsed.

4. IRAN, WORLD POWERS MEET OVER NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES

The U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany are meeting with Tehran in hopes of reaching an agreement over its nuclear programs.

5. FATAL SHOOTING INSIDE MISSISSIPPI POLICE HQ

Police in Jackson, Miss., are trying to determine how a murder suspect fatally shot the detective questioning him in an interview room before being shot dead himself.

6. LOST HIKER FOUND CLINGING TO CLIFF

Searchers say an 18-year-old woman who had been missing four days might not have lasted another day had she not been found on a rock outcropping in the forest where she and a friend went hiking.

7. WHAT LESSONS WERE LEARNED AFTER U.S. SUB SINKING

The tragic sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher killed 129 men whose families continue to mourn them a half century later, but the accident did spur crucial safety improvements for submarines.

8. FACEBOOK "HOME" INVASION

Facebook's new app, called Facebook Home, essentially intrudes upon Google's Android phone turf by creating a homescreen that bypasses Google ads and content.

9. HOW AP REMEMBERS AN ICON

Movie Critic Christy Lemire remembers Roger Ebert as not just an astonishingly fine writer and reviewer, but also a warm, encouraging colleague.

10. MARY TYLER MOORE BACK FOR "ONE LAST SHOW"

Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the co-stars of her eponymous 1970s sitcom, including ailing Valerie Harper, for an episode of "Hot in Cleveland."

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